Alongside their weekly training, The Lowry's Centre for Advanced Training students are very fortunate to work with some of the best national and international companies that visit The Lowry every year.
During weekend intensives and week long residencies, the students learn new skills and techniques from a varied range of disciplines, and during the year they are also invited to represent The Lowry in a number of exciting projects.
Unsung Heros Project - Salfords Quays - Image:Ben Blackall
So far the students on the CAT scheme have had the opportunity to work with the following artists, companies, projects and performances:
Whitworth Art Gallery/Anne Wilson
Walking the Warp- Whitworth Art Gallery/Anne Wilson
Wilson’s movement performance
Walking the Warp Manchester was staged on February 25, 2012 at the Whitworth Art
Gallery in Manchester within the exhibition COTTON:
Global Threads. Working with composer Shawn Decker, collaborating choreographer
Bridget Fiske, 21 dancers from The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance,
and textile students from Manchester Metropolitan University,
accumulations of repetitive movements relating to the weaving process.
The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training - 'Unlocking Salford Quays' from NorthWestDance on Vimeo.
Wayne Sables Project/Unlocking Salford Quays
film was created in response to The Lowry's Heritage Lottery
Funded Project 'Unlocking Salford Quays' which explored the history and
regeneration of Salford Docks and collected stories from workers,
residents and community groups, past and present. The video 'Moving
Stories' was created by the Wayne Sables Project.
The Royal Opera House - 'Hot House'
Hot House, was a new commission by composer Julian Grant and librettist
Stephen Plaice, delving into the history of the Royal Opera House and its
creative spirit. Under the artistic direction of a creative team headed by
Gareth Malone (from BBC ’s ‘The Choir’ and ‘Military Wives’), the production was
staged and performed by CAT Students from The Lowry and Dance East, the ROH
Youth Opera Company, The Youth Halle and young designers.